Attitudes and practices regarding circumcision in Turkey


Sahin F., Beyazova U., ŞİKAR AKTÜRK A.

CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.29, no.4, pp.275-280, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2214.2003.00342.x
  • Journal Name: CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-280
  • Keywords: circumcision, attitudes, traditions, URINARY-TRACT INFECTIONS, NEWBORN CIRCUMCISION, NEONATAL CIRCUMCISION, VACCINATION, INFANTS, POLICY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background In Turkey, circumcision is a necessity for boys to gain a masculine identity. In contrast to Western societies, where circumcision is performed in the neonatal period, it is performed at older ages in our population, and the timing may affect the psychosocial well-being of males. The person who performs the operation, a physician or a traditional circumciser, may affect their health as well.